Who's turn is it to feed the turtle?

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  1. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    You all know who you are. That turtle under the bucket is getting pretty cranky. Blooie, I think you had the last feeding patrol. So... I'll take a turn. Not only did I flip his bucket... he's currently sitting under Bee's rocking chair. But, he's had a pretty big lump of hamburger, and is now munching on a chunk of lettuce. WOOEEE! Did that bucket stink! He looks pretty proud of himself, sitting in the sun, chomping on that lettuce. Not a care in the world!

    Home news: New run is almost totally covered. Flock is free ranging the garden. They act guilty. They'll sneak in and grab a tomato, run onto the lawn to eat it! I think they know they're trespassing on forbidden territory! Still need to harvest potatoes, carrots, garlic, and herbs for drying. Need to move big tractor onto garden and cover with poly for winter cold frame.
     
  2. 3goodeggs

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    Okay LG, I had my son's turtle in a bucket for a few days while I was relocating her from the back to the front porch.... and you, and sour, and bunny, add and Blooie mentioned the one you have under the bucket...
    I need some details.
    What type of turtle? Why is it under the bucket? Who does it belong to? Terrestrial or aquatic?

    Was it a bad turtle? Did it get in trouble?
    Does it have a name? Who found this turtle?

    And why are you keeping poor said turtle under the bucket instead of in the bucket?
    And is it all Sourland's fault? Did Sourland have something to do with said turtle's capture and incarceration? [​IMG]

    I can keep it for a while but I would put it in the empty aquarium and give some amenities.. and name it... and then you might not get it back... [​IMG]
    I probably do not qualify for bucket duty.

    reptiles have rights too you know. [​IMG]
     
  3. 3goodeggs

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    Oh.. i see.
    There is a GIf for that.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    This turtle is legendary. He's been living on the porch for as long as any of us can remember. He really doesn't cause any problems, though, he occasionally drags his bucket from one side of the porch to the other. He's just always been there, kind of like the mascot. You know... gotta have a mascot, while we're sitting on the porch, swapping stories, eating our cheese cake and sipping our iced tea!
     
  5. 3goodeggs

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    That sounds nice- tea, turtles, and cheese cake.
    I sat on the porch in the beginning -long ago, but I do not breed chickens and soon I had nothing to say. I dragged my toe around a bit and then wandered off to play with the dogs or something.
     
  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Don't need to breed chickens. What ever is going on in your life is fodder to keep folks chawing the fat on the porch!!!

    Don't you wish real life was slow enough for that???
     
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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    NO! I did not deprive the turtle of its freedom. As a youth I captured many a wild thing, but they were always returned to freedom. I have to admit that my mother was not thrilled when I freed a gallon jug of fireflies in my bedroom - what a pretty sight. [​IMG]
     
  8. 3goodeggs

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    how awesomely cool!
    Sour gets cool-kid points!!
     
  9. sourland

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    Thanks, 3ge, they've been a long time coming. Back then it was weird kid points. [​IMG] Took me a while to figure out that 'different' was good.
     
  10. 3goodeggs

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    I have the weird kid. I adore him. I would have been a weird kid- but my parents were not weird kid tolerant... so I held it ..

    until now. [​IMG]
     
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